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Commencement at Columbus State University

Commencement at CSU recognizes the culmination of years of work by students and faculty. Held at the end of fall and spring semesters, graduation represents a time of pride for CSU's faculty, students, and their families. 

Update on Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

Due to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), as well as guidance from the Governor's Office and the University System of Georgia (USG), Columbus State University’s Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies will not occur as originally scheduled.

“We are deeply proud of our students and there are few experiences that are as important to them — and us — than celebrating their graduation together. We understand this is disappointing news, but we are exploring some creative options to celebrate the hard work and educational accomplishments of the CSU Class of 2020 in the near future,” President Chris Markwood said.

CSU was scheduled to conduct three ceremonies on May 15 and 16 in the Lumpkin Center but due to USG and CDC directives to avoid large gatherings, Columbus State University is working to create some innovative ceremony options that will be announced in the coming weeks.

Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

TBD - College of Education and Health Professions
TBD - College of Arts & College of Business
TBD - College of Letters and Sciences

Graduate Hooding ceremony- Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

More information and guidelines for Lumpkin Center.

To watch a live stream of the graduation ceremonies click the link below: 

Fall 2019
Graduation Web Broadcast


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Call 706-322-4885, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.